Taking Care of Your Workforce: Addressing Training, Housing and Transit Needs

10:30 am - 12:15 pm

Strong employment in cities and towns is crucial for a healthy national economy. As a city leader, you can promote economic development by initiating policies and programs that strengthen your community’s workforce, including training opportunities, housing options, and reliable transit. In this session, federal officials will share their vision for supporting workforce and economic development. You’ll also get ideas from city leaders who have implemented successful workforce and economic development programs in their communities.


  • Dana M. D’Orazio MPAff Program Manager of Postsecondary Education - National League of Cities Institute for Youth, Education and Families


  • Shari Garmise Ph.D. Executive Director, Coalition of Urban Serving Universities - Vice President, Urban Initiatives for the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities
  • Valarie J. McCall Chief of Government & International Affair - Cleveland, OH Mayor Frank G. Jackson
  • Juan Garcia Global Leader for Career Advancement - Amazon

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